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Open Studio Tour This Weekend!

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Open Studio Tour 2019

4th Annual Open Studio Tour – 2019

The Red Deer Arts Council is thrilled to announce its fourth Open Studio Tour, June 22 and 23, 2019! This is a self-guided tour of artist studio spaces and free to the public.

Twenty-one visual artists in fifteen studios bring you this amazing experience. They will open the doors to their private art studios from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, and welcome the public to see the process of creating fine art as each artist demonstrates their processes. From sculpted clay to sculpted metal, from paintings to silk, from jewellery to glass, the fascinating techniques and works of some of Red Deer and area’s most recognized artists will be on display for visitors.

This self-guided tour is free of charge. Visitors can download or print the tour brochure and a map to help find all the studios, and artist bios to read before arriving on scene. The artists will not only demonstrate the processes they use, but happily take questions about their media, style, technique or anything related to art. Artists love to answer questions about their art!

Please Note: some artists are open both days, others open either Saturday or Sunday only. The brochure is divided into each day and which artists are participating on that date. Additionally, Vivian, Emily & Naomi Williamson have had to withdraw from participation so their Sunday studio is no longer going to be open.

Each studio is also offering a door prize for visitors. Eligible to win one prize only. Must be 18 years or older. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email. 

The downloadable/printable brochure and map are available below!

Participating studios in the 2019 Open Studio Tour

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Marianne Harris PAINTWERX STUDIOS

95 Piper Drive, Red Deer, AB

www.MarianneHarrisArt.com 403-350-8106 (C)

Marianne’s home is a gallery FULL (200+on the walls) of water-based media artworks (watercolours, acrylics, mixed media) of every size, shape, & subject matter! Photo-inspired, to imagination-inspired, and everything in between will delight your eyes, with something for everyone’s taste in art!

Marianne will demonstrate watercolour make-and-take minis.

Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt KALLSTROM STUDIO

5750 41 Street Crescent, Red Deer, AB

www.kallstromstudio.com 403-307-3620

For her abstract-realism paintings, Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt uses a combination of painting and drawing with watercolour, acrylic and ink. She draws inspiration from the Canadian landscape. She participates in art shows in Red Deer, Lacombe and Calgary.

Marlene will be working on paintings and art cards.

Roberta Murray

63 Oxley Close, Red Deer, AB

uncommondepth@gmail.com www.robertamurray.ca 587-457-1201

Roberta Murray is a poetic impressionist painter. Working mostly in oils, Roberta seeks to create paintings that contain elements of light, atmosphere, and emotion reminiscent of the Soviet, Dutch, and British impressionists.

Roberta will be doing a painting in progress. Visitors can try mixing a colour and adding a few marks to the canvas.

Roberta is sharing her studio with Larry Reese

Larry Reese

larryreese51@gmail.com 403-396-0970 (C)

Larry’s oil paintings are based on direct personal plein air experiences within a 150 kilometre radius from his front door in Half Moon Bay, Alberta. Whether outside or in the studio, Larry tries to replicate an emotional experience to the subject rather than a documentation of the scenery.

Larry will be demonstrating small oil painting landscape techniques.

Darcy Gusse Edinga SILK CONCEPTS

152 Allwright Close, Red Deer, AB

www.silkconcepts.ca 403-396-8781

Darcy Gusse Edinga creates luxurious, vibrant hand-painted silk artwork, scarves, garments, banners, and prints. Most of her work is Canadian-inspired, with images of wildflowers, mountains, prairies, tundra, northern lights, wildlife, and cultural history.Her work is in galleries and gift shops across Canada.

Darcy will be demonstrating painting on silk.

Darcy is sharing her studio with Margriet Hogue

Margriet Hogue

www.margriethogue.com margriethogue@gmail.com 403-347-3574

Margriet’s work is mixed media paintings in which she uses her own photos and makes her own papers.

Margriet will be demonstrating mono-printing and collage.

Margaret R. Hall HAPPY YAK FELT

48 Good Crescent, Red Deer, AB

mrhall_ca@yahoo.com 403-346-8289

Margaret Hall, fibre artist, enjoys creating whimsical andfunctional items to be worn or for the home. Working mostly in wool she enjoys exploring the sculpturalproperties of wool fibre and uses the natural world asher inspiration.

Margaret will demonstrate felting a hat from wool fibre and weaving and spinning.

Jeri Lynn Ing GALLERY IS STUDIO

5123 Alexander Way, Red Deer, AB

www.jerilynning.com 403-341-0340 (C)

Jeri Lynn Ing is a contemporary abstract painter living and working in Red Deer Alberta. Jeri Lynn has converted her former gallery space to become her studio, situated in historic downtown Red Deer. Jeri Lynn continues to develop and explore abstraction and light in her large contemporary paintings.

Jeri Lynn will be demonstrating acrylic painting and collage in different stages of development to better show the viewer her process.

Shirley Rimer WORKS IN CLAY

24 Springfield Ave, Red Deer, AB

shirleyrimer@shaw.ca www.shirleyrimer.com 403-347-2634

Shirley has been working in clay for the past 40 years. Her work is both sculptural and functional and she will have a selection of works to view in both categories during the tour.

Shirley will demonstrate her throwing skills and answer any questions you might have.

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ART!

Tour the studios and enter for a chance to win a unique door prize created by one of the participating artists.You can only win once, but may enter at each studio to increase your chances of winning.

Saturday Only

Leanne Keyes CHARMED BEADS

4723 56 Street, Red Deer, AB

www.charmedbeads.ca leanne@charmedbeads.ca 403-343-1841

As a kid, Leanne spent hours sorting through her mom’s button box, fascinated with the colours, shapes and designs. As an older kid, she’s thrilled to create a bowl of glass beads, her own “button box”. She is inspired by bright colours and simple, clean designs.

Leanne will be making Lampwork glass beads using a torch and kiln.

Trenton Thomas Leach & Holly Elliott ROGUE ART AND DESIGN

4026 50 Street (Ross), Red Deer, AB (Beside the Little Ice Cream Store, Back Alley Entrance)

rogueartanddesign.com rogueartanddesign@gmail.com 403-755-1548

Trenton Leach and Holly Elliott design and create primarily one-of-a-kind sculpture, mosaics and interior/exterior design pieces for individuals, commercial and public enjoyment. Their mediums include metal, glass, fabric and photography, and they take inspiration from nature, music and travel.

Trent and Holly will be demonstrating stained glass.

Wendy Meeres. ART & LAMPWORK BEADS STUDIO

600 Lancaster Drive, Red Deer, AB https://www.facebook.com/WendyMeeresArt/ raku_wm@telus.net
403-318-8638 (C)

Wendy expresses her creativity through two media: lampworking and painting. Her mixed media paintings use colour and composition to bring places and objects together, often including photographs from her travels. The Lampwork beads are bright and playful. She makes pendants, earrings and necklaces with her beads.

Wendy will be demonstrating glass bead-making.

Out of Town Saturday Only

Bobbie Seright Palanuik BOBBIE SERIGHT ART STUDIO

4837 50 Avenue, Bentley, AB (Directly across from The Kite Guys) info@BobbieSerightPalanuik.com www.BobbieSerightPalanuik.com

Bobbie Seright Palanuik is an Alberta visual artist, landscapephotographer and writer. Her artwork reflects and is inspiredby her passion for nature.

Bobbie will be demonstrating her work with pastels/oil.

Pat Matheson THE FARM STUDIO

www.patmatheson.com 403-748-2557

Directions: Go 1.5 km west from the Highway 20 and Aspelund Rd intersection (6 km north of the Sylvan Lake Roundabout on Highway 20). At RR 1-4 turn right and go North 1.5 km. Watch for signs “The Farm” and (Site #) 39423.

Pat Matheson creates one-of-a-kind hand-built Raku-fired ceramic forms, bowls,boxes, and more in his studio, that at one time was his grandparent’s homestead.

Pat will be demonstrating the Raku-fire process which involves removing his pieces from a red hot kiln – lots of fire, smoke and fun!

SUNDAY ONLY

Gordon Hiebert GORDON HIEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY

100 Pamely Ave, Red Deer, AB

gordonhiebert.com 403-877-1556 (C)

Gordon Hiebert is a unique panoramic landscape photographer, specializing in very wide angle views of the prairie sky, landscape, and heritage landmarks. He tends to follow dramatic weather, and photographs older buildings and vehicles in ways that give a sense of history.

Gordon will demonstrate detecting colour accurately in the landscape.

Vivian Williamson CALLIGRAPHIC ART WORKS STUDIO
Naomi Williamson- Artistic Inspirations
Emily Williamson – Emily’sExuberant Photography

34 Rutledge Crescent, Red Deer, AB calligrav8@gmail.com http://facebook.com/pg/ calligraphicartworksbyvivian 403-358-9020

Vivian Williamson creates mixed media artwork with calligraphy including batik, watercolor, chigiri-e (Japanese paper tearing) and alcohol inks and incorporates a variety of lettering styles with her artwork.

Vivian is joined by her two daughters, Naomi and Emily, in their family studio showcasing photography, drawing and Zentangle artwork.

Vivian will demonstrate decorated letters on watercolour paper and calligraphy on a watercolour background.

Suzanne Le Beau SPIRIT OF CLAY CERAMICS STUDIO

30 Manning Street, Red Deer, AB Studio is in the detached garage spiritofclay@hotmail.com 403-342-6344

Suzanne Le Beau is a local ceramic artist and graduate of RDC’s Visual Arts Program. Her original hand-built and carved ceramic work shows Oriental, modern and primitiveinfluences.

Suzanne will be demonstrating a hand built maple leaf bowl.

Sharing her studio with

Kristina Cryderman KRISTINA’S WHEY ART

kristinaswhey@icloud.com

Kristina creates detailed wire wrappedfigures and creatures with sea glass,shells and beads with individual whimsical personalities. Her love of the sea gives hercreations a seaside feeling, influenced byliving on both Hornby and Saturna Islands for many years.

Kristina will be demonstrating a wirewrapped dragonfly.

12–4:00pm SATURDAY, JUNE 22and 12–4:00pm SUNDAY, JUNE 23

For studio map and tour details, visit www.reddeerartscouncil.ca/news/events or call 403-348-2787

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Lac La Biche County to host of the 2021 Distinguished Artist Awards

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February 24, 2020

Lac La Biche County to host of the 2021 Distinguished Artist Awards

This may be a perfect reason to plan a trip up through the north country to Lac La Biche in June 2021.  The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation recently announced Lac La Biche County as the 2021 Distinguished Artist Awards host community.  The awards are Alberta’s most prestigious recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I serve on the Board of Directors of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation.

“By hosting the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards, we aim to showcase our community’s long history, vibrant multiethnic quilt, tourism opportunities and the legacy of arts in the Lakeland Region. At the same time, we’re raising awareness of the many gifted artists throughout the province,” says Omer Moghrabi, Mayor of Lac La Biche County.

The 2021 celebrations will connect the themes of cultural diversity and the arts, as influenced by the region’s landscapes and watersheds. Lac La Biche County will be the ninth Albertan community to host the awards since their inception in 2003.

Statue with 3 men in a canoe including David Thompson

Statue commemorating David Thompson’s arrival in Lac La Biche

The 2019 Distinguished Artist Awards were held in Maskwacis this past September and were considered a massive success on many fronts.  Communities in the region celebrated their connection to the arts and their history for an entire month leading up to the awards ceremony and attendance of the award’s patron, Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor the Hon. Lois Mitchell. It was inspiring event and one that will in all liklihood be repeated in Lac La Biche in 2021. Here’s an interesting story that came out of the Maskwasis Distinguished Artist Awards this past fall.

Petrified Buffalo Hearts, Indian Maiden Breasts, Stalagmites and 70 Million Year Old Worm Poop

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards celebrate Alberta’s rich cultural fabric by honouring its most accomplished artists and supporting professional artists in the early stages of their careers.

 

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Foundation seeking applications for valuable ’emerging artists’ awards- Deadline Feb.23

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The competition deadline is midnight, February 23, 2020.

Full disclosure – I serve on the Board of Directors of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation.  And as a serious artist in the province, you are likely aware of this foundation.  And If not, you should be.  It was in 2003 that some visionaries in our province, some even luminaries, put together the funds necessary to establish a foundation that would celebrate and promote excellence in the arts.  You can thank the late Tommy Banks, the late John Poole and Calgary’s Jenny Belzberg for the legacy they created. The endowments they established with philanthropic dollars from generous community members, and gifts from a number of levels of government, have helped to create a lasting impact on those recognized.

In alternating years, the Foundation celebrates either emerging artists or distinguished artists.  In 2020, the Foundation will recognize up to 10 emerging artists who will each receive a $10,000 cash award and a medal presented by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, at a ceremony in June.

Artists from all disciplines including performing, visual, film, design and literary arts are eligible to apply.

Emerging artists are considered those of any age who have completed their training or apprenticeship and are in the early stages of their professional arts career. To date, 53 Emerging Artists have been recognized including singers Nuela Charles and Colleen Brown; theatre artists Heather Inglis, Jenna Rodgers and Simon Mallett; visual artists Amy Malbeuf and Pamma Fitzgerald.

The awards are adjudicated by a panel put convened by The Banff Centre. This panel will select the 2020 Emerging Artist recipients.

The competition deadline is midnight, February 23, 2020.

Full competition details and links to the online application forms can be found at artsawards.ca

You can find the application form and other details here. Since its inception, the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation has awarded more than a million dollars ($1,130.000 to be exact) to 20 Distinguished Artists and 53 Emerging Artists.

These awards are amazing.  I’ve attended both Distinguished Artist and Emerging Artist awards since becoming a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation several years ago.  If you are serious about your art, you really need to get an application together.

2016 Emerging Artists with Her Honour Lois E. Mitchell and His Honour Douglas Mitchell

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